Gene Symbol: Rab6
Description: RAB6A, member RAS oncogene family
Alias: RCO4-3, Rab6, Rab6b, ras-related protein Rab-6A, RAB6, member RAS oncogene family, RAB6B, member RAS oncogene family, rab-6
Species: rat
Products:     Rab6

Top Publications

  1. Matanis T, Akhmanova A, Wulf P, del Nery E, Weide T, Stepanova T, et al. Bicaudal-D regulates COPI-independent Golgi-ER transport by recruiting the dynein-dynactin motor complex. Nat Cell Biol. 2002;4:986-92 pubmed
    ..with Rab6a on the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and on cytoplasmic vesicles, and associate with Golgi membranes in a Rab6-dependent manner. Overexpression of BICD1 enhances the recruitment of dynein-dynactin to Rab6a-containing vesicles...
  2. Hyvola N, Diao A, McKenzie E, Skippen A, Cockcroft S, Lowe M. Membrane targeting and activation of the Lowe syndrome protein OCRL1 by rab GTPases. EMBO J. 2006;25:3750-61 pubmed
    ..Strongest interaction is seen with Golgi-associated rab1 and rab6 and endosomal rab5...
  3. Huang W, Wu G, Wang G. Cell type-specific and light-dependent expression of Rab1 and Rab6 GTPases in mammalian retinas. Vis Neurosci. 2009;26:443-52 pubmed publisher
    The Ras-like Rab1 and Rab6 GTPases modulate protein traffic along the early secretory pathway and are involved in the regulation of maturation of rhodopsin in the outer retina...
  4. Cussac D, Leblanc P, L Heritier A, Bertoglio J, Lang P, Kordon C, et al. Rho proteins are localized with different membrane compartments involved in vesicular trafficking in anterior pituitary cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1996;119:195-206 pubmed
    ..Rab1 and rab2 were localized in both Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes, while rab4 and rab6 were found in fractions enriched with Golgi and plasma membranes, implicating these proteins in the control of ..
  5. Bergo M, Leung G, Ambroziak P, Otto J, Casey P, Gomes A, et al. Isoprenylcysteine carboxyl methyltransferase deficiency in mice. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:5841-5 pubmed
    ..g. N-acetyl-S-geranylgeranyl-l-cysteine). In addition, Icmt-/- cells lacked the ability to methylate Rab proteins. Thus, Icmt appears to be the only enzyme participating in the carboxyl methylation of isoprenylated proteins. ..
  6. Pusapati G, Luchetti G, Pfeffer S. Ric1-Rgp1 complex is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for the late Golgi Rab6A GTPase and an effector of the medial Golgi Rab33B GTPase. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:42129-37 pubmed publisher
    ..show here that the medial Golgi-localized Rab33B GTPase has the potential to link functionally to the late Golgi, Rab6 GTPase, by its capacity for association with Ric1 and Rgp1 proteins...
  7. Matsuto M, Kano F, Murata M. Reconstitution of the targeting of Rab6A to the Golgi apparatus in semi-intact HeLa cells: A role of BICD2 in stabilizing Rab6A on Golgi membranes and a concerted role of Rab6A/BICD2 interactions in Golgi-to-ER retrograde transport. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015;1853:2592-609 pubmed publisher
    ..Subsequent immunofluorescence analyses indicated decreased amounts of the GTP-bound active form of Rab6 in BICD2-knockdown cells...
  8. Recacha R, Boulet A, Jollivet F, Monier S, Houdusse A, Goud B, et al. Structural basis for recruitment of Rab6-interacting protein 1 to Golgi via a RUN domain. Structure. 2009;17:21-30 pubmed publisher
    Small GTPase Rab6 regulates vesicle trafficking at the level of Golgi via recruitment of numerous and unrelated effectors...
  9. Han S, Park D, Park S, Hong S. Identification of Rab6 as an N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive fusion protein-binding protein. Biochem J. 2000;352 Pt 1:165-73 pubmed
    ..study we show the interaction of N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive fusion protein (NSF) with a small GTP-binding protein, Rab6. NSF is an ATPase involved in the vesicular transport within eukaryotic cells...

More Information


  1. Young J, Stauber T, del Nery E, Vernos I, Pepperkok R, Nilsson T. Regulation of microtubule-dependent recycling at the trans-Golgi network by Rab6A and Rab6A'. Mol Biol Cell. 2005;16:162-77 pubmed
    ..we used small interfering RNA mediated down-regulation of rab6A and A' expression and found that reduced levels of rab6 perturbs organization of the Golgi apparatus and delays Golgi-to-ER recycling...
  2. Bergbrede T, Pylypenko O, Rak A, Alexandrov K. Structure of the extremely slow GTPase Rab6A in the GTP bound form at 1.8A resolution. J Struct Biol. 2005;152:235-8 pubmed
    ..82A resolution. Analysis of the structure suggests that low catalytic activity of the Rab6A might be due to high flexibility of the Switch II region and a low degree of constraint of critically important for catalysis Gln 72. ..
  3. Burguete A, Fenn T, Brunger A, Pfeffer S. Rab and Arl GTPase family members cooperate in the localization of the golgin GCC185. Cell. 2008;132:286-98 pubmed publisher
    ..GCC185 binds Rab6, and mutation of residues needed for Rab binding abolishes Golgi localization...
  4. Stehbens S, Paszek M, Pemble H, Ettinger A, Gierke S, Wittmann T. CLASPs link focal-adhesion-associated microtubule capture to localized exocytosis and adhesion site turnover. Nat Cell Biol. 2014;16:561-73 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that CLASPs couple microtubule organization, vesicle transport and cell interactions with the ECM, establishing a local secretion pathway that facilitates FA turnover by severing cell-matrix connections...